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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    I dunno...before manufacturing motorcycles they manufactured bicycles. If they supplied the royal household for 5 years consecutive they could have been issued a Royal Warrant which means they could display the royal mark on their products and call themselves "royal". Unfortunately I can't seem to find anywhere that they received a royal warrant.
    They were given a Royal Warrant by Victoria, they started as an arms manufacturer the Lea Enfield 303 for example. BSA (Birmingham Small Arms) made guns before bike too.
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    ah, I forgot about the gun business.

    still none of that translates to the modern motorcycles they crank out today right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    ah, I forgot about the gun business.

    still none of that translates to the modern motorcycles they crank out today right?
    Considering India was given their independance from the empire after they were given all the bullet stuff around a decade before Redditch folded...I'd wager nothing.

    The only thing they're doing in England now is owning Harris Performance.

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    I was always given to understand that when they started making Enfields in India they weren't allowed to use the "Royal" in the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer_John View Post
    That would be a great explanation if not for the fact that the Manx is the most successful (arguably) motorcycle ever produced.

    BTW, I hear the word Ulster and first I think of a tune by Stiff Little Fingers...

    I almost got hired by Ali McMordie once. I ended up taking a different jub but had a few conversations on the phone with him. He's cool as shit. Everything about Stiff Little Fingers is cool as shit. And Alternative Ulster will be in my head for like three days now.

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